Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Superannuation Retirement case of Comrade M. Lachaiah, Stg Postman, Karimnagar HO

             Let all of us greet him for his bright feature with his family
with sound health, good wealth...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

General Body meeting sheduled to be held on 26.02.13

Dear Comrades,
                       It is decided to held General Body meeting of NFPE at Karimnagar HO on 26.02.2013 @ 1800 hrs under the chair of Sri. P. Narsinga Rao, President, Karimnagar Divisional Branch.

                       All members are requested to attend and submit their greviences for taking up with Administration.

NFPE Zindabad
Working Class Unity Zindabad 
 A. ramesh, Divisional SEcretary


PLI/ RPLI Adhar Card clarifications

As Adhar Card contains only year of birth,  it cannot be taken as proof of "Standard age of proof" for PLI/RPLI cases.

Coming soon, Post Bank of India

The postal department plans to enter the banking

business with the Reserve Bank of India deciding to

grant new bank licences to entities with credible track-record.

Consultant appointed

Sources said the Department of Posts, which has a strong foot

print in rural areas, has appointed Ernst and Young (E&Y) as

the consultant for the proposed ‘Post Bank’

“Ernst and Young is expected to submit a detailed project report

by April, after which all the necessary measures will be taken up

to apply for banking licence,” a source at the Ministry of

Communications and Information Technology told PTI.

The sources added that the Department of Post (DoP) might

need Cabinet approval for setting up Post Bank of India.

Of the 1.55 lakh post offices in the country, around 24,000

district offices may be ready to offer banking services in the

next two years.

The DoP is in process of setting up 1,000 ATMs.

“Post Bank shall not only take care of the banking needs of the

rural poor but shall also converge with micro-insurance and

micro-remittance services of the DoP,” the source said.

As per data shared with Parliament, there were over 26 crore

operational small savings accounts in post offices as on March

31, 2012, having deposits worth Rs.1.9 lakh crore.

Courtesy – The Hindu, 23rd Feb, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013


Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi.

CPAO/Tech/Simplification/2012-13/325                                            Dated : 18.02.2013

Office Memorandum

Subject: - Simplification of Pension Procedure - Amendment in para 15 and para 16 of “Scheme for payment of pensions to Central Govt. Civil Pensioners by Authorised Bank".

Attention is invited to the provisions contained in paras 15 and 16 of the Scheme Booklet regarding submission of life & other certificates and inter bank / intra bank transfer of pension Account.
2.         Keeping in view the need to make the process of submission of certificates user friendly and in line with the technological advancement in the banking industry, it has been decided to allow pensioner/family pensioner to submit the life certificate as well as other certificates to any branch of the Bank through which his /her pension/family pension is being disbursed.
3.         Further with the introduction of CBS and implementation of CPPC, the pensioner/family pensioner who is desirous of transferring his/her pension account from one branch to another branch (whether local or out station) of the same bank should has the option of putting in his/her request at either of the two branches instead of the present dispensation wherein transfer request is entertained only at the home branch. The transfer application will require mentioning both account numbers (in the old & new branch) with both branch contact details. The branch receiving the application will scan and register the same to CPPC. CPPC will coordinate the continuity of disbursement of monthly pension / family pension without any break.
4.         All banks are hereby directed to follow the above procedural modifications in pension process and issue necessary instructions to all concerned accordingly.
5.         This issues with the concurrence of Department of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare, Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances & Pensions and Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
(Vandana Sharma)
Chief Controller (Pensions)


Entire Postal and RMS services came to a standstill

We (NFPE & FNPO) once again extend our warm greetings and congratulations to all Postal and RMS employees who made the two days nationwide strike a thundering success. About 1,50,000 Postal and RMS offices including Branch Post offices remained closed for two days. About more than five lakhs employees including GDS struck work. Though the strike will be over tonight, the struggle against the anti-worker policies will continue. Let us keep this unity and fighting spirit intact.

Unity for Struggle, and struggle for unity

Thank you, Thank you all

M. Krishnan                                                   D. Theagarajan
Secretary General                                           Secretary General
NFPE                                                             FNPO


Entire Postal and RMS services came to a standstill

We (NFPE & FNPO) once again extend our warm greetings and congratulations to all Postal and RMS employees who made the two days nationwide strike a thundering success. About 1,50,000 Postal and RMS offices including Branch Post offices remained closed for two days. About more than five lakhs employees including GDS struck work. Though the strike will be over tonight, the struggle against the anti-worker policies will continue. Let us keep this unity and fighting spirit intact.

Unity for Struggle, and struggle for unity

Thank you, Thank you all

M. Krishnan                                                   D. Theagarajan
Secretary General                                           Secretary General
NFPE                                                             FNPO



About 8 lakhs Central Government employees took part in the 48 hour (two day) general strike yesterday and today organised by the Indian working class as per the call of the Joint platform of 11 Central Trade Unions of the country. Besides 5 lakh Defence Civilian employees are also reported to have participated in this historic action.
The Strike was total and cent per cent in Income tax and Postal departments. The participation ranged from 60 to 90% in other Government of India organisations except in the Central Secretariat. As per the report, the strike was total in Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and 60 to 70% in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and partial in other States.
In Delhi, the Income tax and RMS offices of the Postal Department virtually remained closed. Not a single employee reported for duty in these offices. Many offices of the Civil Accounts and Post offices in Delhi also did not function on these two days.
Many establishments of Printing and Stationery, Indian Bureau of Mines, Geological Survey of India, Medical Depots, Customs, Ground Water Board, ISRO, Directorate of Marketing Inspection, Civil Accounts, Central Public Works Department remained closed throughout the country on both the days.
The National Secretariat of the Confederation places on record its sincere gratitude and appreciation of the efforts undertaken by the State/Branch level leaders to make this historic action of the Indian working class a resounding success by eliciting the total participation of the Central Government employees. The success of the two days strike action will no doubt embolden the employees and workers to chalk out intensified action programme including indefinite strike action to compel the Govt. to rescind the anti-people economic policies pursued since 1991.
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General

Grand Success of 2 Days Strike in Karimnagar Division

Dear Comrades,
                        I really appreciate your kind attention to the 2 days Strike on 20th, 20st Feb, 2013, which made a grand success in Karimnagar Division.  This will boost our BANNER all over India to stand and get our demands.

               =A.Ramesh, Divisional Secreatary, NFPE Group-C, Karimnagar.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February 20, 21 Strike

Against the exploitation of the virtual capitalism,
It’s the expression of our inner tumult.
Against the commodifying everything,
It’s for changing everything.
Against the apolitical disintegration,
It’s the moulding of the common man and working class of India.
If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Let us join the mass upsurge on Feb 20, 21 and continue the fight
to change the capitalist-oriented Imperialist globalization policies

NFPE Zindabad

Working Class Unity Zindabad

A. Ramesh
Divisional Secretary
NFPE, Group-c, Karimnagar Division

General Secretary’s Desk

Dear Comrades,

20.02.2013 & 21.02.2013 – Two Days General Strike
I fervently trust that preparation for the successful conduct of proposed two days strike of 20.02.2013 to 21.02.2013 which will be the first biggest strike of the united Indian working class with the expected participation of more than 10 crores workers against the retrograde anti labour, anti people and neo liberal economic policies of the Central Government will be in full swing. Please organize meetings; meet every member and ensure 100% participation of our membership in the ensuing strike.

The joint strike notice had been served by the Postal JCA to the Department of Posts on 22.01.2013 in which we raised the postal oriented demands like the appointment of the 7th Pay Commission, DA merger, abolitions of posts, National Postal Policy, Cadre review, GDS and Casual labourers demands etc. Please organise jointly with all postal unions in JCA and ensure full participation in the Feb 2003 strike.

29th All India Conference
I fervently trust by this time all of you and your delegates would have booked the journey tickets to attend the 29th AIC proposed to be held at Thiruvananthapuram from 10.03.2013 to 12.03.2013. I am further confident that you would have already furnished the details of your delegates/visitors, their journeys etc. to the 29th AIC Reception Committee. If not, please ensure to forward such details immediately to the reception committee by next post in order to felicitate them to book the rooms in the lodges for the accommodation for delegates and other arrangements.

The following are the contact numbers of important comrades of the Reception Committee.
Com. Jacob Thomas, General Convenor – 09447440521
Com. K. Anil Kumar, Accommodation Convenor – 09447191731

Advertisement to Souvenir
The Reception Committee as well as our CHQ has requested all the branches to procure one or two advertisements each of the divisions for the 29th AIC. But to our dismay many have not responded so far. This can be provided from branches; from the P&T Societies and also from the well wishers. The Reception Committee has provided 40% commission for such advertisements also. Except Tamilnadu circle, which they are holding 1st AIC of GDS NFPE union from 21.03.2013 to 22.03.2013 and Andhra Circle which is holding the Federal Council from 09.06.2013 to 12.06.2013 at Hyderabad, all other divisional secretaries/Circle Secretaries are once again requested to kindly bestow their efforts to procure advertisements for the souvenir to be released to mark the occasion of 29th AIC. I fervently trust that you will respond to the request of the CHQ immediately.

Essay Competition
The 29th AIC has already announced essay competition on the topic of ‘Future of India Post’ and decided to award three prizes in the AIC. This is nothing, but to develop the skill and talents of our comrades in analyzing the issues in the prospective lines. The cut off date for receipt of such articles had been fixed as 28.02.2013 by the reception committee. All the interested comrades are requested to forward the articles to the reception committee and also copy to the CHQ.

Venture - 2013
We proposed to release ‘Venture 2013’ in the ensuing All India Conference. We are exerting all our sincere efforts to bring out the book most comprehensive. This time the volume of the book will also be bigger in size which may contain around 800 pages. We are arranging index to all orders also. It will be a master guide for all unionists. The rate will be decided as per the practice of ‘No gain; No loss’. All Branch Secretaries are requested to make indent immediately to CHQ to assess the correct quantum of requirement of the book.

Federal Council meeting
It is proposed to hold the NFPE Federal Council in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) from 09.06.2013 to 12.06.2013. Various political leaders and trade Union leaders of the Fraternal organizations will address in the Federal Council. Let us hope that the ensuing Federal Council will mark its glory in the history of Postal Trade Union movement.

AIPEU (GDS) NFPE – 1st All India Conference
The first All India Conference of AIPEU GDS (NFPE), an associate member of NFPE is proposed to be held at Chennai from 21.03.2013 to 22.03.2013. About 1000 delegates and visitors are expected. The Reception Committee headed by Com. K. V. Sridharan and Com. K. Ragavendran as chairman and General Secretary respectively requested our branches to extend financial Assistance to the reception Committee by way of obtaining an advertisement to the souvenir from each division to manage the funds. As the preparation for AIC has just started within two months, the reception Committee is struggling very hard to manage the funds and sought the help of our comrades. Shall I seek your cooperation to make sincere efforts to secure maximum advertisement to the souvenir proposed to be released to mark the occasion of 1st AIC of AIPEU GDS Union.

NFPE – Eastern Zone Study Camp
Our Federation proposed to hold the Zonal Study Camp in Guwahati (Assam) on 27.04.2013 to 28.04.2013. Accordingly to the Federation Circular, the quota to P3 for the participation of study camp has been fixed as under.

West Bengal    -           20        North East       -           10
Odisha             -           15        Jharkhand        -           6
Assam              -           40

All Circle Secretaries of the above Zone are requested to nominate the delegates and ensure booking of their journey tickets well in advance. Delegate fee has been fixed atRs. 600/- per delegate.

Once again
All are requested to attend our AIC Thiruvananthapuram and make it a grand success. All are onceagain requested to extend possible assistance by way of procuring advertisements to the souvenir to the AIC.

Let us meet in our next or in person at AIC Thiruvananthapuram.

With conference greetings

(R. Sivannarayana)
General Secretary

Dated – 12.02.2013.....Source:-

Monday, February 18, 2013

Dos and Don'ts to avoid card, net frauds

Electronic payment frauds are on the rise in India. During 2011-12, banks received 14,492 complaints relating to credit and debit card transactions, according to RBI data. These were more than a fifth of the total complaints filed. While banks are putting strict security measures in place, here's a checklist for you:

Change net banking and card passwords regularly. Register for mobile alerts.

Clear browser's cache, history after every net banking transactions via PC/laptop

Destroy credit/ debit card after expiry or if it is not being used. Also. tear ATM slip before binning it.

Access your bank site by typing the address, don't access through mailed links or other websites.

Click 'Next' to for list of 'Don'ts' to avoid card, net frauds.

Do not disclose your pin and password to anyone. Avoid writing it down. If card is lost, immediately call the bank to get it blocked.

Never respond to emails seeking bank details such as account number, PIN number or password.

Avoid your of birth, child's/parent's birthday or anniversary as passwords. There're easy to guess.

Never close browser to exit from net banking. Always log out.

Avoid using shared PC or cybercafes for net banking.

                                                                                    Source :The Economic Times 



Ministry of Urban Development

(Housing-III Section)

 Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.

 Dated:- the 17th January, 2013


 Subject:- Rates of interest on advances and loans to Govt. employees, for construction/purchase of houses/flats.

 The undersigned is directed to enclose herewith a copy of Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure's O.M. No. 5(3)-B(PD)/2012 dated the 3rd January 2013 intimating the rates of interest on advances and loans given to Government employees for construction/purchase of houses/flats during 2012-13 i.e. 1st April, 2012 to 31St March, 2013 and until further orders, for information and compliance.



 Dy. Financial Adviser


Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Economic Affairs

(Budget Division)

 Room No. 263-B, North Block,

 New Delhi dated the 3rd January, 2013.

Office Memorandum

        The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest on advances and loans given to Government employees for construction/purchase of houses/flats during 2012-13 i.e. 1st April, 2012 to 31st March, 2013 and until further orders will be as under:-

Slab                                       Interest Rate  percent per annum

 Advance upto Rs. 50,000/-        6.00

 Advance uto Rs. 1,50,000/-       7.50

 Advance upto  Rs. 500,000/-      9.00

 Advance upto  Rs. 7,50,000/-     9.50

          Ministry of Urban Development is requested to issue separate O.M. at their level on the above issue.

 This issues with the approval of Flon'bie Finance Minister.


 (A.K. Bhatnagar)

 Under Secretary (Budget)

Thursday, February 14, 2013



Cabinet Minister for Labour Shri Mallikarjun Kharge and Minister of States for Labour Shri Kodikkunnil Suresh held discussion with Central Trade Union leaders on 13.02.2013 on the Charter of Demands. Discussion failed as Government is not ready to concede the demands.

All Trade union leaders unanimously decided to go ahead with the Strike
= M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE.

US Postal Service to cut Saturday mail, trim costs

WASHINGTON: The financially struggling US Postal Service said Wednesday it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion a year.

The change continues the shrinking of what used to be one of the country's most visible and powerful agencies, one that put the presence of the
federal government in some of the smallest towns across the US The postmaster general had such powers of job-placing patronage that the position _ once part of the president's Cabinet _ was a coveted one.

But the Internet and package delivery companies such as
FedEx and UPS have weakened the agency.

The Postal Service in November reported an annual loss of a record $15.9 billion for the last budget year and forecast more red ink in 2013, capping a tumultuous year in which it was forced to default on billions in retiree health benefit prepayments to avert bankruptcy.

The Postal Service is in the midst of a major
restructuring. Since 2006, it has cut annual costs by about $15 billion and reduced the size of its career workforce by 193,000 or by 28 per cent, officials say.

Wednesday's move accentuates one of the agency's strong points. Package delivery has increased by 14 per cent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined.

Under the new plan, mail would be delivered to homes and businesses only from Monday through Friday but would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on that day.

It was not immediately clear how the service could eliminate Saturday mail without approval from
Congress. But the agency clearly thinks it has a majority of the American public on its side.

Material prepared for the Wednesday press conference by Patrick R. Donahoe, postmaster general and CEO, says the agency's market research and other research has indicated that nearly 7 in 10 Americans support the switch to five-day delivery as a way for the Postal Service to reduce costs.

``The American public understands the financial challenges of the Postal Service and supports these steps as a responsible and reasonable approach to improving our financial situation,'' Donahoe said.

He said the change is expected to achieve cost
savings of approximately $2 billion annually when fully implemented.

Source:-The Times of India dtd 12.02.13

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Trade Union Demanded: Constitution of the seventh Pay Commission to be announced in the Budget.

Pressing for a people-friendly Budget for 2013-14, trade unions today urged Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his team to announce the constitution of the seventh pay commission along with raising the income tax threshold to Rs 5 lakh in a year from the present Rs 2 lakh.
   The demand was raised by the unions at a pre-Budget consultations in the North Block, even as the government is struggling hard to rein in its fiscal deficit.
   After the meeting, Harbhajan Singh Siddhu of Hind Mazdoor Sabha said already seven years of the sixth pay commission have passed and any new commission will take two-three years to study. "The revision of wages and various service conditions of the government employees is already due. Constitution of the seventh Pay Commission be announced in the Budget," joint recommendations of trade unions, including CPI (M)-affiliated CITU, CPI-linked AITUC, INTUC of the Congress and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh to the Finance Minister said.
   Also, the unions have demanded the income tax exemption ceiling for the salaried persons should be raised to Rs 5 lakh per annum and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educational facilities should be exempted from the income tax net in totality.
   At a time when the government is trying hard to raise FDI cap in insurance sector to 49% from the current 26%, the unions raised objections to the move.
   As the government struggled to meet its disinvestment target of Rs 30,000 crore this financial year, the memorandum said stake sale of profit making PSUs "be stopped forthwith" and budgetary support be given for revival of potentially viable sick PSUs.
   On the poor sentiment in the economy, the unions called for massive investments by the government in the infrastructure sectors "in order to stimulate the economy and to make the market look up".
   Chidambaram emphasised on the need to revive investment in manufacturing and services sector in order to create higher job opportunities, an official statement said.
   Unions called for higher government spending to create more jobs and guarantee consistent income to the people, special allocation for creation of a welfare fund for protecting interests of unorganised workers.
   Increasing the scope of MGNREGA to urban areas and raising the minimum period of employment under the UPA flagship programme from 100 days to 200 days were other demands of the unions.
   Chidambaram said due to the steps and measures taken by the government in the last few months, there seems to be a change in the investment sentiments both in public and private sectors.
   In order to curb inflationary pressure, the unions called for a ban on forward trading of commodities along with rationalisation of taxes on petroleum products.
   For mobilisation of resources the unions suggested higher taxes for the "rich and affluent".
   "A progressive taxation system should be put in place to ensure taxing the rich and the affluent sections who have the capacity to pay at a higher degree," their representation said adding that taxes on luxury goods should be increased and indirect taxes on essential commodities be reduced.

Union Cabinet approved 8% DA hike wef 01.01.2013

The Union Cabinet on Friday approved 8% hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) for central government employees and pensioners with effect from 01.01.2013.

Induction Training for Inspector Posts candidates at PTC Mysore

 The Induction Training for Inspector Posts (Deptl) will be held for a period of 13 weeks from 04.03.2013 to 01.06.2013 at PTC, Mysore.
The details of Seats allotted for the Circles are as under:

Sl No.
Name of the Circle
Seat allotment
Andhra Pradesh
North East
Tamil Nadu

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